This Week in PLOS

A team from Mexico included physical traits and selected nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences in its analysis of two Mexican sheartail hummingbird (Doricha eliza) populations. As they reported in PLOS One, the researchers used data generated with feather samples from 15 D. eliza representatives from the Yucatan Peninsula and 10 from central Veracruz to determine that those D.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.